Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 1

POSTED ON: 12/05/2017

Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 1 Rosie Richardson
Director of Sales - ITFC
TEAM ITFC Tour of Suffolk -14/15th May 2017

I have been (let me use the right words here...) encouraged and inspired to participate in the Tour of Suffolk Cycle Ride with Team ITFC...!

And Ipswich Central have asked that I write a blog of which I have pleasure in doing. 

I shall be cycling over two days, 150 miles, raising money for PCUK along with donating funds to the ITFC Academy.

You can read how I came to be involved in what I know will be a remarkable event where I and nearly 100 other cyclists are taking part. 

Healthy living and sport is so important and Ipswich as a town along with Suffolk as a county is prevalent in hosting many sporting events from running to cycle rides. My role at Ipswich Town Football Club allows me to focus on promoting the importance of sport, namely football but also the sporting events we are involved in, across the region commercially. 

Those of you who know me will know how much I love a good challenge - and my passion for shoes!

In late October 2016 my husband bought me an early birthday present - a matt black CUBE road bike. I obviously then went out to buy the shoes to match (see attached pic!).

I had ridden the bike three times, once with my clip-in shoes, before I bragged to my colleagues and to Simon Milton and before I knew it, I was signed up to ride 150 miles over 2 days!

Since being cajoled into taking part, I have cycled a bit more to help prepare me for what lies ahead!

Much organisation, time and support has and will contribute to the next two days. This initiative is being led by my colleague Simon Milton who is unable to take part due to sustaining a recent sports injury! He will lead the support team and be en route via one of the support vehicles. 

GAH, Seven Telematics, Global Self Drive and Orwell Trucks are sponsors, as are the following who are allowing us to use their premises as stop-points:

Day one: ITFC, East of England Co-op Eye, Black Swan Homersfield, Swan Hotel Lodden, Potters Resort in Great Yarmouth.

Day two: departure from Potters to Southwold Pier, White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh, Ship Inn Blaxhall, East of England Co-op Woodbridge, The Greyhound arriving at the ITFC finish line! 

Please take time to visit my fundraising page if you would like: 

<a href="http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=RosieRichardson1&faId=806591&isTeam=false">http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=RosieRichardson1&faId=806591&isTeam=false</a>

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I will be posting updates over the next two days at various points! Thanks also for visiting my fundraising page and for your support.

I'm off to eat some pasta as I am cycling early tomorrow!

Continue to Part 2 of Rosie's story...

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